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Arranged By Nelson Riddle The Definitive 
Study of Arranging By America's No.1 Composer Arranger and Conductor Nelson Riddle IF0127 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Arranged By Nelson Riddle The Definitive Study of Arranging By America's No. 1 Composer, Arranger and Conductor -by- Nelson Riddle. IF0127. (Nelson Riddle, 1985) No ISBN. Used second hand spiral-bound softcover book. 200 pages. Name stamp of previous owner on title page. Light wear to edges and corners of covers and pages. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Product Id: MB13847
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Composition by Dr John Stainer Novello's Music Primers and Educational Series circa 1900 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Composition -by- Dr John Stainer. Novello's Music Primers and Educational Series. Intended for beginners; a collection of hints both to masters and students in the first steps towards the art of composition. (Novello, Ewer & Co. London. Circa 1900) Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 140 pages. Covers are worn and soiled. Heavy foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Else good.
Product Id: SW17307
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Counterpoint For Beginners by C H Kitson (1929) used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Counterpoint For Beginners -by- C H Kitson (1929). Used small hardcover book. No dust jacket. 116 pages. (Oxford University Press, London, 2nd imp, 1929) Covers are marked. Name and address, inked stamps and sticker on front free endpaper, Name also written on title page. Else pages are very good.
Product Id: SW27926
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Diatonic Harmony Part 1 by George Loughlin (1966) Imperial Edition No.987 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Diatonic Harmony Part 1 -by- George Loughlin (1966). Imperial Edition No. 987. Used second hand harmony method book for teachers and young students preparing for music examinations; a knowledge of elementary music theory is assumed. 72 pages. B.8694. (Allans Music, Melbourne, 1966) A few marks on the cover. Corners are worn. Pages are very good. Scarce.
Product Id: GS27740
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Diatonic Harmony Part 1 Suggested Workings Of Exercises by George Loughlin (1966) Imperial Edition No.988 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Diatonic Harmony Part 1 Suggested Workings Of Exercises -by- George Loughlin (1966). Imperial Edition No. 988. Used second hand book of suggested workings of exercises in Chapters 9 to 16 of Diatonic Harmony Part 1. 20 pages. B.8695. (Allans Music, Melbourne, 1966) A few marks on the cover. Pages are in fine condition. Scarce.
Product Id: GS27603
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Essential Harmony For Students (With Over 100 Questions And Exercises) -by- Eileen Stainkamph. Imperial Edition No. 1071. Used second hand paperback book. 72 pages. B.9092. (Allans Music, Melbourne, undated) Name and marks on the cover. Pen notes on rear cover. Pages are in fine condition. Scarce.
Product Id: GS28021
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First Steps In Harmony A Catechism Of Elementary Harmony For The Use Of Beginners by Minnie Cuthbert (c.1910) used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop First Steps In Harmony A Catechism Of Elementary Harmony For The Use Of Beginners -by- Minnie Cuthbert (c.1910). Used second hand softcover book. 54 pages. (J H Larway, London, undated but circa 1910) Paper has tanned, else very good condition.
Product Id: SW27783
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First Year Harmony Complete by William Lovelock used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop First Year Harmony Complete -by- William Lovelock. Used second hand softcover book. 110 pages. 7320. (A Hammond & Co. London. Undated) Name written on front cover and title page. Corners bumped. Foxing on edges of pages. Rear cover creased. Else very good.
Product Id: GS22083
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Form In Music With Special Reference to The Designs of Instrumental Music by Stewart MacPherson (1930) used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Form In Music With Special Reference to The Designs of Instrumental Music -by- Stewart MacPherson (1930). The Joseph Williams Series of Handbooks on Music Under The Editorship of Stewart MacPherson. (Joseph Williams Ltd. London. New and revised edition 1930) Used second hand softcover book. 279 pages. Covers are worn, grubby and stained. Spine sunned. Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Name and date written on front free endpaper. Text is good.
Product Id: GS16357
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Free Counterpoint In Two Parts by J A Steele (1955) Imperial Edition No.768 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Free Counterpoint In Two Parts -by- J A Steele (1955). Imperial Edition No. 768. Used second hand music writing method book. 7 chapters and supplementary exercises. 24 pages. B.6711. (Allan & Co. Melbourne. 1955) Creased, music shop inked stamp and some marks & chips on the covers, pages are very good.
Product Id: SW27766
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Free Counterpoint In Two Parts by J A Steele (1955) Imperial Edition No.768 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Free Counterpoint In Two Parts -by- J A Steele (1955). Imperial Edition No. 768. Used second hand music writing method book. 7 chapters and supplementary exercises. 24 pages. B.6711. (Allan & Co. Melbourne. 1955) Ex-Library with sticker on spine and inked stamps. Spine torn around one staple. Thin strip pasted on inner edge of 2 pages. Else pages are very good.
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Handbook of Musical Form J A Steele Imperial Edition No.808 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Handbook of Musical Form -by- J A Steele. Imperial Edition No. 808. Used music instruction booklet; a clear and concise manual on musical form. Covers: form in melody writing; binary form; ternary form; simple rondo; sonata form; modern rondo (or rondo sonata) form; fugue; and various other forms. Used softcover booklet. 20 pages. B. 7709. (Allan & Co. Melbourne. 1959) Name written on cover. covers discoloured on edges. Staples rusted. Else very good.
Product Id: SW22672
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Harmony (5th Ed 1987) by Walter Piston revised expanded Mark DeVoto ISBN 0393954803 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Harmony (5th Edition 1987) -by- Walter Piston -revised & expanded- Mark DeVoto. ISBN 0393954803. Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket. 575 pages. Contains seven new chapters, including four on the complicated subject of harmony after common practice; the core of the book remains the exhaustive treatment of common-practice harmony. (W W Norton & Co, New York. Fifth Ed 1987) Pen mark on front free endpaper. Foxing & marks on endpapers & edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
Product Id: GS27292
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Harmony And Counterpoint With Exercises (Longmans' Music Course Part II) by T H Bertenshaw (1913) used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Harmony And Counterpoint With Exercises (Longmans' Music Course Part II) -by- T H Bertenshaw (1913). Used second hand small hardcover book. No dust jacket. 290 pages. (Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1913) Worn brown covers with black lettering. Inked music shop stamp on front free endpaper. Foxing on endpapers and edges of pages, else pages are very good.
Product Id: SW28027
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Harmony For Students by J A Steele Imperial Edition No.593 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Harmony For Students -by- J A Steele. Imperial Edition No. 593. Used second hand music composition method book. 52 pages. B.5644. (Allan & Co. Melbourne. 1951) Name written on index page. Corners are worn, Else very good.
Product Id: SW27765
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Harmony For Students by J A Steele Revised Edition Imperial Edition No.593 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Harmony For Students -by- J A Steele. Revised Edition. Imperial Edition No. 593. Used second hand music composition method book. 52 pages. B.5644. (Allan & Co. Melbourne. 1951) Inked stamp on cover, else very good condition.
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Harmony For Students by J A Steele Revised Edition Imperial Edition No.593 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Harmony For Students -by- J A Steele. Revised Edition. Imperial Edition No. 593. Used second hand music composition method book. 52 pages. B.5644. (Allan & Co. Melbourne. 1952) Inked stamps on first page, tape shadows on reverse of covers, else very good condition.
Product Id: SW28001
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Harmony Melodic Invention Instruments Of The Orchestra Form In Music Specially Prepared For 
Australian Music Examinations Board Theory Examinations Leaving Certificate And Matriculations by Elsie M Robson New And Enlarged Edition used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Harmony - Melodic Invention - Instruments Of The Orchestra - Form In Music - Specially Prepared For Australian Music Examinations Board Theory Examinations Leaving Certificate And Matriculations -by- Elsie M Robson. New And Enlarged Edition. Used second hand softcover book. 124 pages. (Nicholson's Pty Ltd. Sydney, Undated) Name written on cover. Spine damaged at bottom. Else very good. Weight 200 grams.
Product Id: GS25914
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Harmony Melodic Invention Instruments Of The Orchestra Form In Music Specially Prepared For 
Australian Music Examinations Board Theory Examinations Leaving Certificate And Matriculations by Elsie M Robson New And Enlarged Edition used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Harmony - Melodic Invention - Instruments Of The Orchestra - Form In Music - Specially Prepared For Australian Music Examinations Board Theory Examinations Leaving Certificate And Matriculations by Elsie M Robson. New And Enlarged Edition. Used second hand softcover book. 124 pages. (Nicholson's Pty Ltd. Sydney, Undated) Marks and names on covers and first page, else pages are very good. Weight 200 grams.
Product Id: SW25914B
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Melodies and Their Treatment A Handbook for Students Preparing for the Examinations in 
Theory and Musical Perception of the Australian Music Examinations Board A J Leckie Imperial Edition No.405 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Melodies and Their Treatment A Handbook for Students Preparing for the Examinations in Theory and Musical Perception of the Australian Music Examinations Board -by- A J Leckie. Imperial Edition No. 405. Covers writing melodies to given rhythmic patterns; writing rhythms to given words; writing melodies to given words; the completion of melodies; combined melodies. Used second hand softcover booklet. 24 pages. B.3237. (Allans Music Australia. Melbourne. 1937) Light foxing on covers. Music shop stamps on first few pages. Else very good.
Product Id: SW21034
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Melodies and Their Treatment A Handbook for Students Preparing for the Examinations in 
Theory and Musical Perception of the Australian Music Examinations Board A J Leckie Imperial Edition No.405 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Melodies and Their Treatment A Handbook for Students Preparing for the Examinations in Theory and Musical Perception of the Australian Music Examinations Board -by- A J Leckie. Imperial Edition No. 405. Covers writing melodies to given rhythmic patterns; writing rhythms to given words; writing melodies to given words; the completion of melodies; combined melodies. Used second hand softcover booklet. 24 pages. B.3237. (Allans Music Australia. Melbourne. 1937) Marks on covers. Spine torn around one staple. Corners bumped. Pages are very good.
Product Id: SW28128
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Melody and Harmony A Treatise For The Teacher And The Student Book One Melodic Movement Stewart MacPherson ISBN 0852492383 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Melody And Harmony Book One Melodic Movement -by- Stewart MacPherson. ISBN 0852492383. Used second hand softcover book. 111 pages. (Stainer and Bell. London. No date) Name and number of previous owner stamped on title page. Marks on covers. Corners bumped. Else very good.
Product Id: GS11194
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108 Exercises In Harmonisation (Melodies and Basses) William Lovelock used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop 108 Exercises In Harmonisation (Melodies and Basses) -by- William Lovelock. A knowledge of Harmony up to and including the dominant 7th, passing notes and simple suspensions is assumed; the notes appended to some of the exercises may draw attention to important points which are frequently overlooked in the opinion of examiners. Used second hand small softcover booklet. 13 pages. 7251. (A Hammond & Co. London. Undated) Name on cover. Small tears in spine. Foxing and grubby marks on covers. Light creasing. Pages are lightly creased but otherwise very good with no marks.
Product Id: GS24657
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Orchestration Walter Piston paperback edition 1984 ISBN 0575026022 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Orchestration -by- Walter Piston. 1984. ISBN 0575026022. Used second hand softcover book. 477 pages. (Victor Gollancz Ltd. 11th imp paperback edition. 1984) Name of previous owner written on half title page. Front cover sunned at bottom. Else in very good condition. Weight 650 grams.
Product Id: GS23082
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Practical Harmony A Concise Treatise (Including The Harmonization Of Melodies) With Progressive Exercises by Stewart Macpherson Williams Edition Stainer & Bell 
used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Practical Harmony A Concise Treatise (Including The Harmonization Of Melodies) With Progressive Exercises -by- Stewart Macpherson. Williams Edition. Stainer & Bell. Used second hand softcover book. 162 pages. (Stainer & Bell. London. Undated) Light scuffing to cover. A few spots of foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Product Id: GS25109
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Practical Harmony A Concise Treatise (Including The Harmonization Of Melodies) With Progressive Exercises by Stewart Macpherson Further Revised Edition 
Joseph Williams Ltd used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Practical Harmony A Concise Treatise (Including The Harmonization Of Melodies) With Progressive Exercises -by- Stewart Macpherson. Further Revised Edition. Joseph Williams Ltd. Used second hand softcover book covered with brown paper which has been pasted to original covers. 162 pages. (Joseph Williams Ltd, London, undated) Covered with brown paper. Marks on title page, else pages are very good.
Product Id: GS28127
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Rudiments Of Music Elementary Harmony and Musical Form (1915) by D Henry Stewart Royal Edition No.56 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Rudiments Of Music Elementary Harmony and Musical Form (1915) -by- D Henry Stewart. Royal Edition No. 56. (W H Paling & Co, Sydney, 1915) Used second hand softcover book. 53 pages. Name on cover. Spine worn and torn around staples. Corners bumped. Some foxing. Else good.
Product Id: GS12442
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Rudiments Of Music Elementary Harmony and Musical Form (1915) by D Henry Stewart Royal Edition No.56 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Rudiments Of Music Elementary Harmony and Musical Form (1915) -by- D Henry Stewart. Royal Edition No. 56. W H Paling & Co, Sydney, 1915) Used second hand softcover book. 53 pages. Name on cover. Staples are rusted. Middle page taped in. Else good.
Product Id: GS12442B
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Second Year Harmony Complete by William Lovelock used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Second Year Harmony Complete -by- William Lovelock. Used second hand softcover book. 132 pages. (A Hammond & Co. London. Undated) Some wear to covers, name written on title page, else pages are very good.
Product Id: GS27927
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Serial Composition by Reginald Smith Brindle Reprint 1980 ISBN 0193119064 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Serial Composition -by- Reginald Smith Brindle. Reprint 1980. ISBN 0193119064. Covers all the important aspects of serial composition, including discussion of such topics as melody-writing, twelve-note harmony, polyphonic writing, forms, stylistic factors and orchestration, avant-garde techniques and free twelve-note composition. Used second hand softcover book. 284 pages. (Oxford University Press. Reprint, 1980) Covers are worn and creased on edges and corners. Foxing on edges of pages, else pages are very good.
Product Id: SW26152
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Students' Harmony and Melodic Invention (Including Supplement Giving Diatonic and Chromatic Scales 
And Intervals) Part I specially prepared for AMEB 4th Grade and Public School Intermediate Certificate Part II specially 
prepared for AMEB 5th Grade Part III specially prepared for AMEB 6th Grade Public School Leaving Certificate and Matriculation by Elsie M Robson (c.1947) 
used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Students' Harmony and Melodic Invention (Including Supplement Giving Diatonic and Chromatic Scales And Intervals) Part I: specially prepared for AMEB 4th Grade and Public School Intermediate Certificate; Part II: specially prepared for AMEB 5th Grade; Part III: specially prepared for AMEB 6th Grade, Public School Leaving Certificate and Matriculation by Elsie M Robson (c.1947). Used second hand softcover book on harmony and melodic intervention for Grades 4, 5 and 6. 102 pages. (Nicholson's Pty Ltd. Sydney, undated buy circa 1947) Spine torn, corners worn, else pages are very good.
Product Id: SW27925
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The Professional Arranger Composer Book 1 Russell Garcia 10th printing used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop The Professional Arranger Composer Book 1 -by- Russell Garcia. A text book for the musician who wants to become a professional arranger-composer. (Criterion Music Corp. Hollywood. 10th printing. Copyright 1954) Used second hand softcover book. 172 pages. Covers are lightly soiled and marked. Title of book written on spine with black marker. Corners bumped. Pages are very good.
Product Id: SW16883
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Twentieth-Century Harmony Creative Aspects and Practice Vincent Persichetti ISBN 0393095298 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Twentieth-Century Harmony Creative Aspects and Practice -by- Vincent Persichetti. ISBN 0393095298. Provides for the first time an orderly presentation of the harmonic procedures to be found in the music of the first half of the twentieth century; an account of specific harmonic materials commonly used by twentieth-century composers. (W W Norton & Company. New York. 3rd printing. 1961) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 287 pages. Covers are slightly bowed. Else in very good condition. Weight 650 grams.
Product Id: SW17770
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Two-Part Writing by William Lovelock Imperial Edition No.1093 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Two-Part Writing -by- William Lovelock. Imperial Edition No. 1093. Used second hand softcover book. 80 pages. B. 9222. (Allans Music. Melbourne. 1970) Covers are grubby. Pen marks on a few pages. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Product Id: SW25039B
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Two-Part Writing by William Lovelock Imperial Edition No.1093 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Two-Part Writing -by- William Lovelock. Imperial Edition No. 1093. Used second hand softcover book. 80 pages. B. 9222. (Allans Music. Melbourne. 1970) Name and address written on front cover. Covers are worn and grubby. Spine torn and taped. Foxing on edges of pages. Corners bumped. Pen marks on some pages. Else good.
Product Id: SW25039
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Two Part Writing Step By Step Dulcie Holland ISBN 086947409X used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Two Part Writing Step By Step -by- Dulcie Holland. ISBN 086947409X. A Text book and work book combined; aims to explain the technique of writing in two parts and gives ample practice in perfecting this technique. (11620. Chappell Music. Sydney. No date) Used second hand softcover book. 76 pages. Covers are lightly grubby. Corners bumped. Else very good.
Product Id: SW16631
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Writing Better Lyrics The Essential Guide To Powerful Songwriting From Generating Ideas To 
Developing Verse And Beyond Pat Pattison ISBN 1582970645/9781582970646 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Writing Better Lyrics The Essential Guide To Powerful Songwriting - From Generating Ideas To Developing Verse And Beyond -by- Pat Pattison. ISBN 1582970645/ 9781582970646. In this book you'll find all of the professional and creative insight you need to write powerful lyrics; Pat Pattison examines 17 chart-topping songs to discover what makes them so effective; he also provides more than 30 exercises that teach you how to use language masterfully. Used second hand softcover book. 195 pages. (Writer's Digest Books. Cincinnati. 1995) A few marks on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Product Id: SW24975
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You Can Write Song Lyrics Terry Cox ISBN 0898799899 used book for sale in Australian second hand music shop You Can Write Song Lyrics -by- Terry Cox. ISBN 0898799899. Songwriting. Successful lyricist Terry Cox provides insider's advice on writing song lyrics; instructions are illustrated with examples of popular songs from a wide variety of styles and vocalists including Garth Brooks, Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, Phil Collins and Celine Dion; each chapter is packed with exercises, recommended reading lists and sidebars filled with opinions, advice and inspiration. Used second hand softcover book. 136 pages. (Writer's Digest Books. Cincinnati. 2000) Covers are lightly scuffed. Front cover has one small bump which imprint goes through on to first few pages. Else in very good condition.
Product Id: SW24976
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